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3.8 Magnitude Earthquake 25 Miles From Wailuku -UPDATE

December 18, 2010, 10:43 AM HST
* Updated March 22, 5:41 PM
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By David Kvasnicka

UPDATE: No Tsunami is expected. See detailed info below.

Shockwaves from an earthquake shook Maui at 10.12 a.m today.

The US Geological Survey reports that the shockwaves felt several minutes ago around Maui are due to a 3.8 magnitude earthquake, estimated to have struck 40km (24.85 miles) from Wailuku.

Maui was previously shaken by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake on the 23rd of November.

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image courtesy of the NOAA

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Geological Report in Detail:

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1014 AM HST SAT DEC 18 2010

TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

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SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 1011 AM HST 18 DEC 2010
COORDINATES – 20.6 NORTH 156.6 WEST
LOCATION – AT THE ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE
MAGNITUDE – 3.8

EVALUATION

NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

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